Channel: Mohammad Elshinawy
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after praising Allah Zilla jetted Subhana, Allah to Allah and testifying that none is worthy of our worship, and our devotion and our love and obedience in the absolute sense of those two words, but Allah and Allah alone without any partners, and that the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was in truth without doubt, his servant and His Prophet and his messenger. And after reminding myself and you with the topo of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
It is reported that some of the early Muslims would frequently see and express Alhamdulillah he Allah and aromatic Islam were kept behind Emma,
all praise all thinks is deserved by Allah for granting us the favor of Islam. And that by itself, Islam on its own, is enough of a favor.
One year ago, last winter, this message received the phone call
about a woman who had become Muslim and then died. And she had it documented that she wanted her final rites to be carried out in the Islamic way. And none of her family was Muslim. And so they reached out to what Google suggested, which was us. And so I had to meet them at the funeral site at the graveyard and two brothers from this message had met me there.
And all three of us, we left that DeGeneres and we prayed on her at the gravesite, and we buried her and we gave a few words of condolences and reminder to her family. But we all left thinking the same thing. This is not how we are used to Jenna is being carried out. You see, because you may or may not know, it is very uncommon, unless the person is very famous or wealthy. And it's you know, people are curious and they come out in big numbers. Ordinarily people outside of our religious community don't have Jeanette is the way we have it. And even when they do again, it's a it's a big name, a public figure. And they're they're just out of
interest, curiosity, fascist fascination, unlike us when we come whether we know the person or not, and if you could look around to people's faces, our eyes are down, our lips are all murmuring. We're praying for them and our own disease that passed before them very different. That was the first thing that caught everyone's eye from us three brothers. The second issue was when we found out later, the first one was the explanation for the second. Apparently, the caretakers of the graveyard tell us it is very uncommon for the family of the deceased to leave, and let us actually lower the body in the grave and throw the dirt upon it. I was standing there, I couldn't believe it. We're not
used to this. I said you're going to let someone else put your family away someone else is going to do it.
And I realized the reason why people don't come and the reason why when they do come they're so haunted by the graveyards, they actually explain this to me. And they leave right away with the body there and the workers take care of it is because they don't have a belief system regarding regarding the afterlife, what happens after death that can reassure them and so they want to get away from this it's too raw, it's too real for them. And what is beyond that is unknown. And so I it had me thinking for this entire year, and hamdulillah Allah nematode Islam Praise be to Allah for the blessing of Islam. And Islam on its own is enough of a blessing. You know, especially in this year
when we've lost so many people due to COVID, or just ordinary deaths. We've lost loved ones, we've lost neighbors, we've lost scholars, we've lost so many people in 2020 it had me remember this, that Islam is not even just the name, of course, it's the greatest nearmap felt once you actually leave this world as a Muslim as a believer, but it's also such a great need a favor in terms of it offering you some understanding to give you peace in terms of
Slam offering you a coping mechanism not just when you die, to be to receive salvation, but for you to understand and process and deal with your loved ones dying around you.
Because you know us as believers, we know what happens after death. It's that simple. It's that basic but that beautiful. You know, there's one Hadith that is reported attributed to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when he said, he that's how Allah Dooku Maha who fell you have seen katherina who for whom he has our own a few kobori him elfi and Fanny him. When you are preparing your brother when one of you has the responsibility to prepare his brother for the funeral, let him give him a good trout. Because they visit one another in these graves or in these droughts. This statement of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the scholars debate whether he actually said it
or not, because you know the concept of the shroud supposed to be very simple, very basic, as you know about Islam. But they don't debate that the second part of the Hadith is absolutely true that there is visitation meeting interactions engagements that happens between the people in their graves, because there's so many a hadith about it. it's crystal clear to us. That is the point this is not up for debate with a Muslim that knows what his prophet said and what Allah zildjian said before him so Pena who was the Allah in the hadith of Al Bara incident everyday was very famous, highly authentic hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us that when the believer is
that his time of death, the Angel of Death takes his soul and hands it off to angels right away. He doesn't hold on to it for the blink of an eye. Angels from Paradise come behind autoimmun agenda with perfuming oils from Paradise work fan immunogen and trout from Paradise, and they take his soul right away and they wrap him up. And then they ascend with him through the skies.
For you, suddenly I lay him in Cooley summer in Newport, rabuka, and the highest ranking angels the nearest angels to Allah in each level of the sky. They pray for him. They're set up station there to rinse him and purify him, meaning with their do their prayers. And so he's going through that, and then the process continues. I want to rush to a later part of the Hadith. When he is returned back down into his grave. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said for tuna v autohelm. Meaning and then they bring this believer over to the other souls to meet them the souls of the believers, for whom I shall do farahan v Min haidakhan Bihar EV Yakubu more LA and they receive him with such
delight such festivity, more so than any one of you is delighted by an absentee a traveler, a long lost person an absentee that finally arrives they are happier with them in the way they embrace them the way they received them.
And then he said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for lunella Hamada. Allah phoolan mamatha. What happened to so and so what happened to so and so, because he is the most recent incomer? Right? He knows the most updated news about this world that he just left for coluna Darrow who had a steady and the others tell that group, leave him alone. Let him go so he can rest he just one journey, just let him be. You know how when someone you miss so much comes, he's got 1000 questions for him. And then some wise person again is Whoa, let the guy sit down, let him take off his shoes. Let's give him a sip. It's one of those moments. And so they say had a steady, they're all who fell in there
who can feel homey dunia.
Leave him alone, he just left the misery of this world, this world that we're in. So think about that as the janazah or at the death of our loved ones. We are in pain and it is okay to be in pain. It is natural to be in pain. It is merciful to be in pain. You shouldn't be in pain, when about your loved ones. But that pain doesn't break the believer because we are certain on the other side for the person who Allah allows to die a believer. There's a celebration, there's an E happening. They're telling him they're telling each other. Yeah, don't remind them about that world. That world is horrible. Here's the real world. Here's an enjoyable world. Like Yes, you want to be connected
with your loved one. But that loved one also is reconnecting now with people he's been missing forever. His own parents or grandparents or siblings or children.
And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us that all of this happens. And so it braces the believers benefits are so much
no matter what we hear, no matter what we're going to hear one of the Sahaba used to tell the people do you love Jenna?
Or the Imams you say Do you love Jenna? They would say of course he says no, that there's no way to get to gentlemen except that death has to happen. It's just a necessary evil that has to happen. You got to go through the door and one of the Sahaba themselves used to say
No news is happier for me than hearing about the death of one of my brothers. He doesn't mean he's not hurt by it. He's saying I alongside the pinch alongside the pain, the agony I'm so happy for him that's the end of his pain. Because I know this from Allah subhanho wa Taala from his messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
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So unlike the souls of the disbelievers who are trapped in their graves and in their punishment, the soul of the believer is unrestricted is left to roam and left to celebrate. They meet each other and they say, Did you Don't you remember that time in the masjid that time and thought are we that time we reach the fundraising goals together the charities? Do you remember that time and this event or that event the Hajj or Umrah? Do you remember this? Do you remember that and they rejoice about these things, and they give each other glad tidings of their award that is awaiting them. Soon as the judgment starts, we're almost there. This is great.
As a matter of fact, we also know part of the Nirvana of Islam in terms of coping mechanisms. We are told in Islam that these souls at times can meet the believers or the people that have not yet died us. In what sense?
Not that we speak to them or make them out to them or any of these things, of course, but listen, Allah subhanho wa Taala suggested this clearly when he said a la jolla telephoned enforcer, Hina Mota, Allah pulls back the souls when they die. Well, let's see lamb temotu female anatomy and he also collects the souls of those that are not dead at their moments of sleep. That's temporary death for UMC coletti cada la Hellmuth and he keeps back he withholds from returning to this world, those that actually died while you're seated O'Hara and he sends back the other souls, the ones that were sleeping Elijah de musella, until their appointment happens. And so the souls come together, those
that have died and those that are sleeping at times. And that is not just the soul of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam which is clearly established, if you truly see his actual image, as the Sahaba described, then you've seen him, but it's not just him.
The Sahaba used to see each other after their deaths and they will tell each other I am fine. Tell the believers to stay strong. Tell them so and so stole my shield and then they wake up and go to his house and find his shield.
And that is why Allah Subhana Allah Allah told us also that the believers that are close to Allah, let him win Bushra Phil hayati dounia. Phil Akira. Allah sends them reassurances that is the purpose of the dream meetings, the meetings in their dreams, sends them reassurances in this world and in the Hereafter, not just their, he reassures them about their loved ones reassures them that they're on the right track reassures them that this is the way they need to go. This reassurance in the life of this world, the scholar said he wrote your sadhika it is a true vision that Allah discloses to the believers, like interacting with loved ones. And so with all of the pain that we have seen, and
May Allah, Allah generate this world of COVID, and every and every ill, but it will not entirely go that is the nature of this world. So we are given the mechanisms to cope with it. And before I close while we are on this point, one of the
many incidents, the most recent of them, we received troubling news this morning, of the death of the father of our sister, we have neither the father in law of our brother who shall know what are some of the most active and present core families in this community. We ask Allah Subhana Allah Allah to raise his rank and purify him of his sins. We ask Allah azza wa jal to grant us all life so long as life is good for us and put us to death whenever he knows that death is better for us. May Allah console all those who are grieving. And may Allah who gathers us in his house time and time again upon his obedience gather us by His mercy for these reasons in the highest for those in the
highest gardens, where all pain and all loss and all anguish and all disease and all hurt and all tears can come to an end. I love them. I mean, a lot inoculant our hammer, a lot mouflon our hammer, Hamilton Hamilton muslimeen issue Madonna model muslimeen Ben Affleck, Elena soberano telefonnummer swimmin your how you are you and Bill hermetic and esteli a second issue in an akula Well, let's Akina Illa and fusina Tata in Abba was Allah la hora de la vida con ebina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam
Akbar Allahu Akbar.